Getting ready for a large-scale move requires lots of planning and forethought. To ensure the smoothest move possible, you'll want to put just as much effort into organizing the move-in day as you would completing the move itself.

If you find yourself in a situation where you're looking to take a hands-off approach as much as possible, you may want to consider hiring a moving and storage company to take on the work. There are a variety of NJ movers who can efficiently pack and prepare your home, as well as safely transport everything to its new destination. However, if you're looking to be involved in the moving process, there are countless ways to adequately prepare for moving day.

DIY Packing or Hire NJ Movers

Starting the moving process days, if not weeks ahead of time, is the smartest decision you can make when moving. If you wait too long, you'll have to organize everything in a scramble, and you'll likely be far less organized. Beginning the process ahead of time also allows you to make small incremental steps, rather than packing everything into a couple of days. You'll be able to take your time and make sure you're not missing any crucial elements. Alternatively, you could always hire your moving and storage company to also proved full-service or fragile-only packing services.

​​Start a Donate/Sell Pile

Moving is a fantastic opportunity to downsize your life and take on that minimalist lifestyle you've always dreamed of. Take the opportunity to sort through all of your items. Before you begin packing, take the opportunity to sort through all of your items. If there's anything you haven't used in the last six months and don't plan on using in the next six, set it aside. Clothing is a big one! Once you've set everything aside, you can easily make some extra cash by hosting a yard sale or listing the items on online marketplaces. After some time, take everything that didn't sell to a local thrift store or donation center. 

​​Organize Boxes by the Room They're Going In

As you start placing everything into boxes and taping them up, set the boxes into groupings based on which room they'll go in the new house. Some room suggestions to organize your boxes by include:

  • Kitchen: Place all of your small appliances in the same boxes and make sure that cookware and utensils are all grouped together.
  • Bedrooms: Keep every home member's belongings separated so that they can be directly placed into their new room for a quick unpack.
  • Garage/Basement/Shed: Any accessory items that don't belong in the main home can be conveniently separated.

​​Call Simonik Transportation and Warehousing Today

If you need a hand with your New Jersey move, Simonik Transportation is the NJ moving company for you. Our ProMover certified professionals are ready to help you and your family complete a stress-free relocation. We offer a variety of high-end services including full-service packing, international moving, and comprehensive, secure warehouse storage.

Get started with us today! Request a free quote through our online form.